Ukrainian children in the Netherlands received 10,000 books in the Ukrainian language as part of the Books for the Youngest Ukrainian Refugees project.

“Little Ukrainians who ended up in the Netherlands because of the war have already received books in their native language as part of the “Books for the Youngest Ukrainian Refugees” project,” the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine reported.

The Books for the Youngest Ukrainian Refugees project is sponsored and organized by the Books Away from Home Foundation, which aims to provide displaced children with books in their native language. It is implemented as part of the initiative of First Lady Olena Zelenska, with the support of the Ukrainian Book Institute and the Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands.

Books for the Youngest Ukrainian Refugees
Books for the Youngest Ukrainian Refugees / Photo: the Ministry of Culture

Earlier, The Ministry of Culture reported that more than 400,000 copies of books in the Ukrainian language for the refugees had already been handed over to volunteer centers in Ukrainian cities and European countries as part of the Ukrainian Books for Ukrainian Children project.

The Ukrainian Books for Ukrainian Children project was created to provide the children who were forced to relocate due to the Russian war in Ukraine with free textbooks, schoolbooks, and fiction.

The campaign is ongoing. The Ministry of Culture noted that since the beginning of the campaign, Ukrainian publishing houses had handed over about one million copies of books.